Tag: 2017

17 Posts

New Cars Want to Save the Juice
Mar 07, 2019

New Cars Want to Save the Juice

Dear Car Talk

Here's why your car shuts off your favorite radio show

batteries Hyundai Elantra 2017

Electric Vehicle at a charging station
Feb 12, 2019

Can a Car Be Too Quiet?

Dear Car Talk

How automakers cure those sneaky EVs

electric vehicles noises Chevrolet Volt 2017

Whining Noise May Be Coming from the Dealer
Jun 28, 2018

Whining Noise May Be Coming from the Dealer

Dear Car Talk

Differential whine happens--but shouldn't in this case.

differentials RAM 2500 2017

Stop-Start Feature Is Becoming More Common
Apr 12, 2018

Stop-Start Feature Is Becoming More Common

Dear Car Talk

But do stop-start features wear out engine parts faster? 

emissions starters Jeep Cherokee 2017

Honda CR-V Touring
Dec 26, 2017

Honda Turbo Owner Told to Cool Her Jets

Dear Car Talk

The moral of this story: Salesmen don't always know squat about cars.

turbo oil Honda CR-V 2017

In Snow, All-Wheel Drive Beats Two-Wheel Drive
Dec 19, 2017

In Snow, All-Wheel Drive Beats Two-Wheel Drive

Dear Car Talk

No matter the type of drivetrain, your chances of finding traction increase with AWD.

winter electric vehicles Tesla Model 3 2017

How to Get a Newfangled Car through the Car Wash
Oct 31, 2017

How to Get a Newfangled Car through the Car Wash

Dear Car Talk

New safety features may preserve your hide but may also preserve the grime.

safety features Buick LaCrosse 2017

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile
Sep 12, 2017

Stop-Start Feature Is New and Aggravating -- but Worthwhile

Dear Car Talk

Bill wants to stop the stop-start feature on his 2017 Cherokee before it wears out the starter and his patience. Is there an upside to this feature?

starters Jeep Cherokee 2017

Chevrolet Cruze diesel
Aug 29, 2017

General Motors Doubles Down on Diesels

Jim Motavalli

Despite VW poisoning the waters, GM is fielding diesel Equinox and Cruze models, and citing their manifold benefits. But will buyers bite?

diesel Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Equinox 2017